Barbara Stanwyck Barry Sullivan
Kit Banion controls most of the cattle business in Wyoming. One day a stranger rides into town and trouble starts for Kit ... In this adaptation of a Zane Grey story Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid make an early screen appearance.
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In March this year a British expedition set off on an attempt to climb the highest mountain in the world by its most hazardous route. Only one other attempt has been made on the north-east ridge of Everest - the fateful
British Expedition in 1982 led by Chris Bonington. This time the 18-strong team was lead by Scots mountaineer Mal Duff and included two film-makers - award-winning cameraman Kurt Diemberger
- internationally recognised as one of the best climbers of his generation - and his sound assistant Julie Tullis - Britain's highest-climbing woman. They have produced a riveting record of the trials and tribulations of this major mountaineering ascent. Producer MARY CLYNE
Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill
Chuck Jones presents two classic Bugs Bunny cartoons: The Rabbit of Seville and Rabbit Rampage and one of his masterpieces: One Froggy Evening.
A unique festival held last year at Silverstone celebrating 100 years of motoring. Presented by Noel Edmonds , Mike Smith and Murray Walker
Do you remember your first car, or was it a motorcycle?
Better still, do you remember your dream car at that time? Now it is probably a collector's item and it's name is wrapped in nostalgia with those of Campbell, Cobb, Austin, Morris and Alvis.
And what of your memory? When was the 70 mph speed limit introduced? Where were the first traffic lights situated? What was the first speed limit? How did the early motorist buy fuel?
A stirring of the emotions assured in this look at a century of motoring history. Written by JONATHAN WOOD Research by MAGDA GULVIN Directors
DAVID PICKTHALL. SIMON BETTS Television production
PETER HYLTON CLEAVER
(A compilation of two programmes broadcast in May)
A look back to the days of Pathe and Movietone newsreels with Bob Danvers Walker and Leslie Mitchell in conversation with Su Ingle. For more than 50 years the British cinemagoer was given a window on the world by the seven-minute newsreel. With the aid of original - and sometimes rare - footage, the two legendary newsreel commentators recall the friendly rivalry between the companies to get that all-important 'scoop', and give a fascinating personal account of those historic, poignant and humorous world events which were brought to the people in the one-and-nines - almost as they happened.
This programme was Leslie Mitchell's last appearance before his death in November and provides a fitting tribute to a man whose distinctive voice and imperturbable manner made him a much respected figure in broadcasting.
Written by MAURICE SELLAR and LOU JONES
Directed by ROGER MICHELL
(A Charisma Films production)
continues the season of films by Orson Welles who died in October. Today starring Joseph Cotten
For his second feature,
Welles stayed behind the camera creating a film even more personal, and of comparable originality, to his debut. Booth Tarkington's story of the rise and fall of a great American family is shown as a faded glory of a vanished America and as a microcosm of a doomed society. The film boasts magnificent performances and superb photography by Stanley Cortez.
Screenplay by ORSON WELLES Produced and directed by ORSON WELLES
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BBC1 TODAY AT A GLANCE BBC2
The last of the series
A duel of words and wit between
Sue Arnold Ian Ogilvy and Frank Muir Jan Francis
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI
Most children, at one hungry time or another, dream of owning their own chocolate factory. For young Charlie
Bucket the dream comes true - by courtesy of the marvellously eccentric Willy Wonka - in this
'scrumdidilyumptious' film version of Roald Dahl's delightful fantasy confection.
Screenplay by ROALD DAHL based on his book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Music and lyrics by LESLIE BRICUSSE and ANTHONY NEWLEY
Produced by STAN MARGULIES and DAVID L. WOLPER
Directed by MEL STUART
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In the course of the next five-and-a-half-hours BBC2 takes you out of 1985 and into the New Year in the company of some of the world's top rock musicians.
8.5 The Band Aid Story Food and Trucks and Rock 'n'Roll
At the end of 1984 in a small studio in London's Notting Hill Gate Bob Geldof ,
Midge Ure and a group of friends got together to record 'Do they know it's Christmas?'. All proceeds from the record's sale were to help relieve the Ethiopian famine. The song became the biggest-selling UK single of all time - Band Aid was born.
The film follows Band Aid's meteoric rise through events like Live Aid and Fashion Aid till today it stands as one of the major forces in African famine relief.
Film editor BRIAN DYKE
Producer ADRIAN HUGHES Director LAN MCMILLAN Television presentation MICHAEL APPLETON
9.15 Live Aid - The Concert
At 12 noon on 13 July 1985 Wembley Stadium became the starting point of the greatest single rock event of all time. During the following 161 hours, rock musicians from all over the world were to come together to raise millions of pounds for famine relief in Africa, and for the next 75 minutes there's a chance to sample the flavour and emotions of one of the year's most amazing occasions.
10.30 Video Video
A chance to see some of your favourite videos of 1985 in the first stereo video simulcast programme. See again the best of the weekly VideoVote winners as chosen by Whistle Test viewers.
11.0 Double Header
Two rock concerts from north and south of the border take you out of the Old Year and into the New.
Madness live from the stage of London's Hammersmith Odeon, introduced by Richard Skinner and at 11.35 King live from Barrowlands, Glasgow
Introduced by Billy Sloane and Steve BIacknell
12.10 am Pick of the Year
Traditionally on New Year's Eve Whistle Test looks back over the year's programmes and selects some of the best moments for a rerun.
This year you can have a greater hand in the selection of items. Do you want to see the Eurythmics or Sting in Paris again? Maybe Sade, Blancmange, Simply Red, Alison Moyet , Big Daddy, Van Morrison , Los Lobos, Marc Almond or one of the other live studio bands? Or maybe your choice would be the Whistle Test team discovering London's Rock Landmarks?
There will be a list displayed in the studio and you can help add your choice by phoning [number removed]and saying what you want to see. Outside broadcast directors
DAVID G CROFT and TOM CORCORAN Studio director PHILIP CHILVERS Producers
JOHN BURROWES and TREVOR DANN Editor MICHAEL APPLETON
From 9.15- 11.30 a simultaneous broadcast with Radio 1. Viewers with stereo Radio 1 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, butafewfeet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.
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